The Toledo Boat show is up bustling this weekend with lots of boat building, entertainment special events both Saturday and Sunday.
One of the favorite events is the Georgia Pacific sponsored Container Board Race. The boats are made strictly from GP container board and built by contestants in the race.
This year, Port of Newport Commissioner David Jincks added a new riffle in the wave by getting his port commission to challenge the Toledo Port Commission to a duel between their general managers – Kevin Greenwood of Newport vs. Bud Shoemake of Toledo.
Pictured above is Port of Newport’s General Manager Kevin Greenwood, still a relative newcomer to Newport, getting some very sage tactical advice on the race from John Baker, a very wise and experienced “Consultant-About-Town.”
The race gets underway at 1pm.